Obtaining Your Infant’s Initial Birth Certificate
One of the most important documents you will be asked to fill out after your baby is born is your baby’s birth certificate.
Soon after your baby is born and while you are still in the hospital, a birth certificate clerk will help you record all the required information so that your baby’s birth will be officially recorded by the State of Hawai‘i.
You will be asked to verify the information once it is entered into the computer. The clerk can also answer any questions that you may have about the birth certificate process. Once this information is recorded, it is transmitted to the Hawai‘i State Department of Health Office of Health Status Monitoring, Vital Records Section.
A copy of your baby’s birth certificate should be ready for pickup within four to six weeks at the State Department of Health’s Information Services Office (1250 Punchbowl St., Rm. 103) or you can request a copy to be sent to you by mail. There is a $10.00 charge for the first copy, and a $4.00 charge for additional copies.
Obtaining a Copy of your Child’s Birth Certificate
Certified Copies of a Birth Certificate in Hawai‘i must generally be made in writing through submitting the necessary applications through postal mail or in person. Requests may also be placed for birth and marriage certificates on a limited basis online at www.eHawaii.gov/ohsm. Telephone, fax or e-mail requests are not accepted.
Obtaining a Birth Certificate brochure